‘A Look Behind The Future’ & 2001: A Space Odyssey
A year before the release of the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey and three years before the first Apollo lunar landing in 1969, director Stanley Kubrick was filming his movie at MGM studios in England. This short documentary spoke with the people who helped Kubrick envision the future for his film whether it be for art design, interior design, clothing and more. In hindsight, it shows the rather naive and utopian vision some people had for the future. While some technologies did, for the most part, come true by 2001, other predictions fell flat, perhaps not for lack of trying.
It’s interesting that in 1967, visions of communication, be it by sending of messages or by video, all rotated around a typewriter, such as the one seen in the suitcase near the beginning of the film.